Fresh Basil Pesto


A great recipe for fresh basil pesto with just the right amounts of everything. Even my husband loves it!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 cup


  • 2 cups packed fresh basil

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts

  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 1 dash fresh lemon juice

  • ½ cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese

  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine basil, oil, pine nuts, garlic, and lemon juice in a food processor or blender; purée until smooth. Stir in Pecorino Romano cheese, salt, and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

244 Calories
24g Fat
2g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 244
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 187mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 135mg 10%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 91mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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